Anthropology News published an article of mine today as part of their series on health, well-being and happiness.  It argues that the dominant, consumption-based vision for the good life in North America is making us sick and that, moreover, our individualist model for understanding health and well-being all too often compounds rather than helps the problem.

That’s the bad news.  The good news is that there’s a new way of thinking about the good life that actually sets us on to a much better path for health and well-being.  We can see it in the work of writers like Mark Bittman and Laurie David, and articulated brilliantly by the philosopher Albert Borgmann.  Theirs is a vision of a good life characterized by activities that engage and connect us to each other and the world around us.

The article is publicly available at this link if you’d like to read more!